Quotes on History Of Life

The whole history of life is a record of cycles. Ellsworth Huntington

To know the brain...is equivalent to ascertaining the material course of thought and will, to discovering the intimate history of life in its perpetual duel with external forces. Santiago Ramon y Cajal

The history of life is more adequately represented by a picture of 'punctuated equilibria' than by the notion of phyletic gradualism. The history of evolution is not one of stately unfolding, but a story of homeostatic equilibria, disturbed only 'rarely' (i.e. rather often in the fullness of time) by rapid and episodic events of speciation. Stephen Jay Gould

After all who doesn't wish to make a spectacle of their loneliness Nicole Krauss

Life is not simple, and therefore history, which is past life, is not simple. David Shannon

Srinivasa Ramanujan was the strangest man in all of mathematics, probably in the entire history of science. He has been compared to a bursting supernova, illuminating the darkest, most profound corners of mathematics, before being tragically struck down by tuberculosis at the age of 33... Working in total isolation from the main currents of his field, he was able to rederive 100 years' worth of Western mathematics on his own. The tragedy of his life is that much of his work was wasted rediscovering known mathematics. Michio Kaku

Without God there could be no American form of government, nor an American way of life. Recognition of the Supreme Being is the first, the most basic, expression of Americanism. Thus, the founding fathers of America saw it, and thus with God's help, it will continue to be. Dwight D Eisenhower

The whole value of history, of biography, is to increase my self-trust, by demonstrating what man can be and do. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Quite apart from any conscious program, the great cultural historians have always been historical morphologists: seekers after theforms of life, thought, custom, knowledge, art. Johan Huizinga

The part of life which we really live is short. Seneca the Younger

When the views entertained in this volume on the origin of species, or when analogous views are generally admitted, we can dimly forsee that there will be a considerable revolution in natural history. Charles Darwin

The value of history is, indeed, not scientific but moral: by liberalizing the mind, by deepening the sympathies, by fortifying the will, it enables us to control, not society, but ourselves - a much more important thing; it prepares us to live more humanely in the present and to meet rather than to foretell the future. Carl L. Becker

There is no time in human history when you were more perfectly represented than in the Garden of Eden... R C Sproul

History is the witness that testifies to the passing of time; it illumines reality, vitalizes memory, provides guidance in daily life and brings us tidings of antiquities. ? Marcus Tullius Cicero

Nothing could have been worse for the development of my mind than Dr. Butler's school, as it was strictly classical, nothing else being taught, except a little ancient geography and history. The school as a means of education to me was simply a blank. During my whole life I have been singularly incapable of mastering any language. Especial attention was paid to versemaking, and this I could never do well. I had many friends, and got together a good collection of old verses, which by patching together, sometimes aided by other boys, I could work into any subject. Charles Darwin

He who wishes to maintain that the past of mankind no longer has any absolute value in lifemust also be ready to deny his ownlife until the present moment, indeed in advance until the last moment, as worthless. He who realizes that culture is the giving of form will also see that the highest forms that it is given to the human spirit to recognize have always been, psychologically considered, such evasions from the present. Considerations such as these do not at all square with the direction of America's mind. Johan Huizinga

Returning violence for violence multiplies violence... Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Oregano is the spice of life. Henry Tillman

By doubting we come at truth. Marcus Tullius Cicero

Everything in life is most fundamentally a gift. And you receive it best and you live it best by holding it with very open hands. Leo J. O'Donovan

The purpose of life is to live it. Clarence Darrow

The significance of life is living. Jiddu Krishnamurti

The meaning of life is to create meaning for your life. Tucker Max

We needed to stop asking about the meaning of life. Viktor E Frankl

Pour faire de l'histoire, il faut savoir compter. Georges Lefebvre

The history of one is the history of all. Grace King

History repeats herself. Jennifer Stone

Of course, it has never paid much. Molly Ivins

Going from-toward; it is the history of every one of us. Henry David Thoreau

[Theodore Roosevelt] was a naturalist on the broadest grounds, uniting much technical knowledge with knowledge of the daily lives and habits of all forms of wild life. He probably knew tenfold more natural history than all the presidents who had preceded him, and, I think one is safe in saying, more human history also. John Burroughs

When you look fear in the face, you are able to say to yourself, 'I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.' Eleanor Roosevelt

Political and social history are in my view two aspects of the same process. Social life loses half its interest and political movements lose most of their meaning if they are considered separately. F. M. Powicke

The history of science alone can keep the physicist from the mad ambitions of dogmatism as well as the despair of pyrrhonian scepticism. Pierre Duhem

Anyone who renounces the world must love all men, for he renounces their world too. He thus begins to have some inkling of the true nature of man, which cannot but be loved, always assuming that one is its peer. Franz Kafka

I think this is the most exciting time in the history of photography. Technology is expanding what photographers can do, like the microscope and the telescope expanded what scientists could do. Richard Misrach

If someone could actually prove scientifically that there is such a thing as a supernatural force, it would be one of the greatest discoveries in the history of science. So the notion that somehow scientists are resisting it is ludicrous. E O Wilson

Most events recorded in history are more remarkable than important, like eclipses of the sun and moon, by which all are attracted,but whose effects no one takes the trouble to calculate. Henry David Thoreau

A man who is afraid of death will be afraid of life also, because life brings death. If you are afraid of the enemy and you close your door, the friend will also be prohibited. Rajneesh

Nature has given man no better thing than shortness of life. Pliny The Elder

A man of quality is never threatened by a woman of equality. Jill Briscoe

Life has no meaning unless one lives it with a will, at least to the limit of one's will. Paul Gauguin

For this beauty, beauty without strength, chokes out life. Hilda Doolittle

To live is to experience things, not sit around pondering the meaning of life. Paulo Coelho

The only incontrovertible fact of my work is the importance of life. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Life is full of surprises, isn't it? Charlton Heston

I have finally figured out that the purpose of life is to enjoy it. Rita Mae Brown

Convert life into truth. Ralph Waldo Emerson

... not only dowomen sufferindignities in daily life, but the literature of the world proclaims their inferiority and divinely decreed subjection in all history, sacred and profane, in science, philosophy, poetry, and song. Elizabeth Cady Stanton

But one sound always rose above the clamor of busy life and, no matter how much of a tintinnabulation, was never confused and, fora moment lifted everything into an ordered sphere: that of the bells. Johan Huizinga

As you know, human history is full of evil deeds, and maybe we ought to think of them with tears, not fascination. Elizabeth Kostova

Music expresses that which cannot be put into words. Victor Hugo

Life has meaning only if one barters it day by day for something other than itself. Antoine de Saint-Exupery

The great end of life is not knowledge but action. Thomas Huxley

The quality of life is determined by its activities. Aristotle

Every life is its own excuse for being. Elbert Hubbard

The beauty of life is, therefore, geometrical beauty of a type that Plato would have much appreciated. John Desmond Bernal

The meaning of life is found in openness to being and "being present" in full awareness. Thomas Merton

The purpose of life is to bring forth goodness. Now, in this life. Leo Tolstoy

Stress is the spice of life. Hans Selye

You don't need the fame to be vital. Herbie Hancock

Having a vision for your life allows you to live out of hope, rather than out of your fears. Stedman Graham

Money comes, money goes. But your story stays with you the rest of your life. Andy Stanley

Worrying is a necessary part of life. Mary Tyler Moore

Goodness begins simply with the fact of life itself. Gwendolyn Brooks

What's the meaning of life? Other people. John Green

In this life and the next, you're my only hope at happiness. Lisa Kleypas

Animation isn't the illusion of life; it is life Chuck Jones

All of a sudden you realise that you are the person who has control of your life. Jim Henson

What we do with the things we have makes the biggest difference in the quality of life Jim Rohn

You won't find the truth of life in morbidity, only in hope. Dean Koontz

The web of life both cradles us and calls us to weave it further. Joanna Macy

Make sure you're doing something that you love, that you're willing to do for the rest of your life. If you're doing it for money, that's the only thing you won't make. Daymond John

Only by owning who and what you are can you step into the fullness of life. Oprah Winfrey

Live the law of love. We encourage obedience to the laws of life when we live the laws of love. Stephen Covey

Death is a very important part of life Gg Allin

maybe the meaning of life lies in looking for it David Mitchell

No theory of life seemed to him to be of any importance compared with life itself Oscar Wilde

Change is the essence of life. Anatole France

Get out on the stage of life. Cliffie Stone

Beauty lives with kindness. William Shakespeare

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